- Aug 23, 2015
Be careful though. I left a the lid to a mutilans cup open and the little bugger used its maxilipeds as climbing claws to get to the top and crawled through a millimeters-wide gap. Fortunately I saw the whole whole thing and was able to catch it, and compressed the sub to a level that the 'pede couldn't climb.Thanks! I'll remove the plants and add more substrate.
What if you want something a little more 'eye pleasing' than a plastic tub. Couldn't a tall glass enclosure with a secure lid work? There must be other optionsFor pedes there's no better enclosures than large plastic tubs. No silicone corners for them to climb up and certified in a massive variety of sizes to suit every pede throughout the life of it.
Well they aren't that crappy to see, ah ah, certain models aren't bad at allWhat if you want something a little more 'eye pleasing' than a plastic tub. Couldn't a tall glass enclosure with a secure lid work? There must be other options
That's just my opinion as I do not keep centipedes yet, only hav kept many Ts and millipedes.I think the lids are the biggest concern. Some seal up real good and solid, others seem like they do, but if you wiggle your finger around an edge you can bush right through. Glass enclosures are tough because the typical screen tops they make have little voids in the corners, you can customize them. I say do glass, fix the lid for maximum security, and make the glass enclosure at least 2 times as tall as the pedes will grow in length. Most show tanks are taller.
angulata do not seem like escape-prone 'pedes. Fossorial species like that just poke their antennae or terminals out every now and then. In my own experience, burrowers like Rhysida and my unidentified often flee or remain still even if an opportunity presents itself, but when he smells fresh air, my bluelegged subspinipes can rear up on his terminals and penultimate legs to a truly fearsome height.Does Scolopendra angulata venom pose a threat to a small dog if it gets bit?